I AM NOT MY BODY
During drawing sessions I like to experiment with exploring the boundaries of my body.
It is a practice of presence, focus and balance. When I sink deep into the shape that my body is holding with my full awareness, many things are possible that one doesn’t expect at first hand. That is why I like to pose in challenging positions. It becomes a dive into all the sensations that are coming to the surface. Little or big muscles making themselves present. Feeling them, thanking them for their existence. The act of posing is now a meditation. Complete awareness of my body. My body that is my instrument to do this work. Such a beautiful metaphor for what the body is. .
“It is a gift of life, given to you to experience the immaterial. This is the paradox. You are born as matter, to experience no-matter.” - Indian Tantric Master Leela .
Being in a challenging position I have experienced that I can rise above the limiting beliefs I have of my body. The first step is not allowing the mind to think this pose is not possible to hold for a long time. But to be open, curious and willing to take the challenge. We are able to stretch the boundaries of our body if when we practise with awareness.
Then I enter a meditative state fully present in my body. Feeling all the sensations that come up. Not wanting them to go but embracing them. Exploring them. Observing them. Breathing. Letting go in the pose.
A transformation takes place. Slowly the intense sensations disappear, like they never were there!
As the posing time is over my body is completely fine, no muscles pain at all. Maybe tiredness comes out because this kind of focus uses a lot of energy. .
Posing for me is a beautiful way to connect with myself. It is grounding and gives me so much satisfaction and freedom to be able to use my body as an instrument of creative expression.
Feel welcome to connect with me if you would love to co-create. .
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